Usually Fourth Thursday of the Month
Thursday, 22 August: Ben Quilty at GOMA
Thursday, 26 September: William Robinson: Colour at Old Government House, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Thursday, 24 October: Philip Wolfhagen at the Philip Bacon Gallery, 2 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley
Thursday, 28 November: Anne Wallace: Strange Ways at the QUT Art Museum, 2 George St, Brisbane
Thursday, 27 February 2020: tba
Recent 2019 Circles
July: Arthur Boyd Exhibition: Landscape of the Soul at Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
June: Margaret Olley: A Generous Life at Queensland At Gallery
May: Goobalathandin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this land at QAG
April: Anzac Day
March: Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power at the UQ Art Museum
February: 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA
Previous 2018 Circles
November: The University of Queensland Art Museum: Layered Threads by Shirley Macnamara; Concealed Histories by Judy Watson, and Play On – the art of sport.
October: Philip Bacon Gallery: Works by Peter Anderson.
September: No Art Circle as this is the day after the Sunshine Coast trip.
August: QUT Art Museum: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists, an exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia, and “Salon de Fleurus”, a contemporary reconstruction of Gertrude Stein’s Parisian salon.
July: The Bowerbird and The Bride From the collection of award-winning Australian costume designer Marion Boyce
June: Tony Albert: indigenous artist, Queensland Art Gallery
May: Transboundaries QUT Art Museum
April: Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection, Gallery of Modern Art
March: Picasso: The Vollard Suite Queensland Art Gallery
February: Asia Pacific Triennial
January: Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, King George Square – “Mao’s Last Dancer”: the exhibition. A portrait of Li Cunxin” and In “Every day I wait” multidisciplinary artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on her past as a professional ballet dancer to explore the mental and physical dedication of dancers, their agony, and endurance relative to the fleeting moments of glory as a performer.
October: Exhibition of paintings by June Tupicoff, The Philip Bacon Art Gallery, 2 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley
September: Members took part in the Trip to Murwillumbah
August: Sung into Being and Travellers Queensland Art Gallery, South Bank
July: Louise Hearman, 2016 Archibald Prize Winner – 1:30pm QUT Art Museum
May: War-Time Quilts: Quilts from Military Fabrics features a dazzling array of unique and diverse quilts made from 1710 through to the end of the 20th century, covering a multitude of different wars, cultures and countries.
Paintings by Ellis Rowan: Ellis Rowan earned an international reputation as a flower painter, naturalist and adventurer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
April: “Making Modernism” – paintings by American artist Georgia O’Keefe together with modernist masterpieces by Australian painters Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith
March: Philanthropists and Collections – 1.30 pm The University of Queensland Art Museum, St Lucia
February: Glass: Art Design; Architecture
January: Ink Remix: Contemporary Art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Recent 2016 Activities
November: No. 1. Neighbour, Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016.
October: Tour of Government House at the invitation of our patron Mrs Kaye de Jersey, to see the public rooms and the display of paintings by Queensland artists
September: No Circle this month
August: Cindy Sherman
July: Exhibition of Paintings by Margaret Olley
June: Exhibition of paintings by Jeffrey Smart
May: Proposed bus trip to Redland Art Gallery and Redland Museum followed by lunch at Cleveland
April: Ephemeral Traces: Brisbane’s artist- run scene in the 1980’s: and Sydney Nolan’s paintings on slate.March Medieval Power: Symbols and Splendour
February: The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art
November Anne Clarke painter and graphic artist
August The Photograph and Australia. A major survey organized by the Art Gallery of NSW.
July William Kentridge Drawn from Africa. A National Gallery touring exhibition, exploring contemporary society in South Africa
June Painting with Light an exhibition of works by William Bustard.
May Cross-Pose: Body Language in Australian Indigenous Art curated by Sally Butler and Peter Hennessey: Making it Real an exhibition of works by Peter Hennessey
March Private Lyceum tour of Hito Steyerl’s Too Much World.
January State Library of Queensland: White Gloves Visit to see some of their art treasures.
Floressence – works by the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland
Philip Hunter is a painter of the Australian landscape, and drawshis inspiration particularly from the Wimmera landscape.
Five Centuries of Melancholia 2014 marks the 500thanniversary of Albrecht Durer’s engraving Melancholia I (1514).
Harvest explores the production, consumption and symbolism offood, and looks at colonial legacies and globalization.
A Delicate Beauty: a perspective of paintings by Sam Fullbrook (1922-2004), known as a highly skilled colourist and tonalist, often described as apainter’s painter
Combined Event Cinema and Art Circles: Talk at GOMA Cinema B by José Da Silva, Senior Curator, Australian Cinémathèque White Cube / Black Box: Art and the Moving Image.
Day Trip to the Margaret Olley Art Centre – Tweed River Art Gallery.
The River: A History of Brisbane – art works and objects from the City of Brisbane collection
Arthur Boyd – An Active Witness. A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition. QUT Art Museum
Cai Guo-Qiang Falling Back to Earth
The University of Queensland Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2013
From Clay to Kindle: the History and Art of the Book: A white gloves tour of items from the Australian Library of Art Last meeting for the year. Meet in the ground floor foyer of the State Library of Queensland 1:20 pm.
Floressence (incorporating Botanica) Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland
Day trip to the North Coast to view the Sculpture Garden in the Maroochy Botanic Gardens
a) Quilts 1700-1945 exhibition from the V&A Museum, London b) Ruth Stoneley: A Stitch in Time
Preparation for the visit to the Quilts 1700-1945 exhibition
Light Fantastic: 20 Years Since Expo 88 and Brisbane River – stories, artefacts, paintings, interactive multi-media. Museum of Brisbane – newly reopened.
Djalkari – artists from Blue Mud Bay, Eastern Arnhem Land and Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, visiting exhibition from the MCA, Sydney. The University of Queensland Art Museum.
Day trip to Murwillumbah to see It’s All About the Light: Works by Margaret Olley, Tweed River Art Gallery.
Trip to Adelaide
7th Asia Pacific Triennial exhibition
Transforming Tinsdale Unheard stories are given a voice in this powerful exhibition of scientific photographs and contemporary artworks, exploring the legacy of a 1938
Bus trip to Boonah Scenic Rim Depart Creek Street 8:30 am. Contact Convener
Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado